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How Stars Die And Black Holes Form: Your Universe Today Podcasts
2013-01-23 12:17:54

In this podcast, Dr. John Millis spoke with Vanderbilt's theoretical physicist Kelly Holley-Bockelmann about how stars die and black holes form.

How Big Can Black Holes Get?
2012-12-19 07:56:28

According to a study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, there may be more ultramassive black holes in the Universe than previously thought.

All Black Holes Launch Fundamentally Similar High-Speed Jets
2012-12-14 11:31:15

A new study shows that high-speed jets launched from active black holes share fundamental similarities despite the mass, age or environment of their originating black hole.

Chandra Eyes Most Distant X-ray Jet Ever Observed
2012-11-29 10:00:20

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has detected a jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light years from Earth, making it the most distant X-ray jet ever observed.

Massive Black Hole Is A Real Heavyweight
2012-11-29 06:42:37

Astronomers have measured the mass of what may be the most massive black hole observed so far by using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory.

Thanksgiving Dinner At The Center Of The Galaxy
2012-11-22 10:33:45

NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft has detected the Milky Way's central black hole eating a Thanksgiving snack. Supermassive black holes like the one in the middle of our galaxy sustain themselves by swallowing stars, planets, asteroids, comets and clouds of gas that wander around the galaxy.

Black Hole Blows Giant Plasma Bubble Like A Child Blowing Bubble Gum
2012-10-29 11:51:02

Using an international version of LOFAR, called (ILT), a team of astronomers at ASTRON observed some very interesting black hole behavior: Namely, they’ve observed a black hole blowing a giant bubble of plasma.

Chandra Eyes Mini Supermassive Black Hole
2012-10-25 07:19:58

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has identified one of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy that one would not expect to harbor this type of beast.


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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Supermassive Black Hole -- A Supermassive black hole is a black hole with a mass in the range of millions or billions solar masses. A supermassive black hole has some interesting properties differing from his low-mass cousins: -- The average density of a supermassive black hole can be very low, and actually can be lower than water's density. This happens because the black hole diameter increases linearly with mass, and consequently density drops much faster. -- Strong tidal...

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